Dead illegal immigrants found in Turkey
Published: July 30, 2008, 13:34
Istanbul: A Turkish news agency says the bodies of 13 illegal immigrants, mostly Pakistanis, have been found in a field on the outskirts of Istanbul.
Dogan news agency said on Wednesday that police found the corpses a day earlier.
The thirteen suffocated to death in a packed truck, Turkish police said on Wednesday.
Police found the bodies dumped in a field on the outskirts of Istanbul in the Kucukcekmece district.
The truck was transporting 138 illegal immigrants through Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, a local official told the state-run news agency Anatolian.
Television broadcasted images of a hilly rock-strewn area closed off by police near a narrow two-lane road. Media reports said the majority of the dead were Pakistani.
Police are investigating the incident.